UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Susanna Karakhanyan, PhD, INQAAHE VII President

Honorable founding members of the University Council of Jamaica, leadership and staff, on behalf of the INQAAHE Board of Directors, I am honored to extend our heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the University Council of Jamaica. As UCJ marks 30 years of success in excellence, the Council has every reason to be proud of its past, its commendable achievements as well as excited about its future. This milestone offers…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

As President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), I send congratulations as you celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). UCJ has been in the forefront of Caribbean nations in promoting and advancing quality assurance in higher education. UCJ also plays an important role in advancing quality assurance internationally as a member and active participant in the CHEA International Quality Group. We congratulate you on…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Ronald Brunton, President, CANQATE

UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Ronald Brunton, President, CANQATE

There is no doubt that tertiary level education and training play a critical role in ensuring social and economic sustainability in today’s increasingly competitive and unpredictable global environment. However, in the increasingly complex tertiary education landscape, marked by rapid advances in educational technologies, new learning modalities, growing demand for flexible learning, shifting learner demographics, influence of foreign providers and the many other dynamics shaping the sector, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine what constitutes quality in tertiary…


The UCJ celebrates its 30th anniversary in October!

The UCJ celebrates its 30th anniversary in October!

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the National External Quality Assurance Agency, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in October 2017. The activities for the month include: The 30th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service – Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Boulevard Baptist Church starting at 9:00am. The Dr Dennis Irvine Lecture – Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Grand Caribbean Suite, 16 Chelsea Avenue, starting at 5:30 pm. The…


UCJ supports Yello Media’s Education Expo at Devon House

UCJ supports Yello Media’s Education Expo at Devon House

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) took part in Yello Media’s Education Expo on the grounds of Devon House in Kingston on Sunday, September 16, 2017. Dr Dawn Barrett Adams, Accreditation Officer, the UCJ, delivered a presentation on the Accreditation process and provided general information and advice about the UCJ’s services including academic credential assessment and the development of academic standards. Director of Communications and Public Education, Mr Richard Rose,…


Are you considering higher education?

Are you considering higher education?

Earning a higher-education qualification is a significant achievement and an important investment in your future. As with all long-term investments, prospective students should take the time to investigate the details before selecting an institution and enrolling in a programme of study. What if the programme is not accredited? A programme that is not accredited is not necessarily a programme that is inferior or without educational value. Some programmes, for  example, are new, and have not yet had a graduating cohort. They are, therefore, not ready to…


The UCJ supports MIND Regional Public Sector Leadership Development Conference

The UCJ supports MIND Regional Public Sector Leadership Development Conference

The UCJ Communications team hosted a booth at the Management Institute for National Development  (MIND), Regional Public Sector Leadership Development Conference, held from July 19-20, 2017, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. The conference themed, “Adaptive Public Sector Leadership: Changing Mindsets, Challenging Assumptions, Creating Transformation” provided a forum for regional public sector institutions to begin to respond to the mechanics of modernisation and transformation, and the complex challenges posed…


UCJ represented at CHEA Summer Workshop in Washington DC

UCJ represented at CHEA Summer Workshop in Washington DC

The University Council of Jamaica was represented at the recent Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Summer Workshop themed Perspectives on Accreditation. The workshop was held at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington DC on June 26-27, 2017 and brought together a wide cross-section of stakeholders involved in higher education and quality assurance. Participants included Members of the US House of Representatives, international and US External Quality Assurance Agencies (EQAAs);…


The UCJ participates in the UWI School of Education Breakfast Meeting

The UCJ participates in the UWI School of Education Breakfast Meeting

Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) and Dr Angela Penny, Director, Research and Development, represented the UCJ at the University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Education Breakfast Meeting held on May 19, 2017 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre in Kingston.  During the meeting, Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the UCJ made a presentation on the UCJ’s Bachelor of Education Standards.…


The UCJ supports the Meadowbrook High School Career Expo

The UCJ supports the Meadowbrook High School Career Expo

The University Council of Jamaica’s (UCJ) Communications team hosted a booth at the  Meadowbrook High School Career Expo held on Thursday, April 26, 2017. The expo, themed “Thinking out of the box, new territories”, sought to provide opportunities for students (grades 7-10), and parents to gain knowledge on career related issues. Visitors to the UCJ booth were provided with information on the role of the UCJ and its services. Feedback…